Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed trigonometric functions (with respect to amplitude, period, phase shifts and vertical shifts) and their graphing (by hand). We also reviewed solving trigonometric functions for x given a range for the possible x-values. The student was very focused and understood most of the concepts taught ahead of his test tomorrow."
"We went over 5 homework problems due soon as preparation for the tests coming up next week. The problems mostly dealt with obtaining a formula for a parameter by combining two other equations or formulas. We also discussed using a graphing engine and determining maxima and minima. The student has a good attitude and picks up concepts quickly."
"We went over a lesson for which she was not present. This lesson covered solving trigonometric equations. We did a few dozen examples, and she understood them very well. We them did a few practice problems from our first two sessions."
"We went over a packet he had. We also discussed linear and angular velocity and area of a sector of a circle and arc length in a circle. He is going to be a pleasure to tutor. He is smart and cares about this subject very much. The time of this session will be changing."
"We went over a quiz and talked about the problems that she got wrong. They were limit problems; we talked about different sided limits, etc. Then we went over the 2nd derivative, talked about what it represents, what it looks like when graphed, and how you can find the 2nd derivative of the graph of a function. The classes to this point have been mainly review; we didn't have a full session worth of new material to go over."
"We went over a worksheet she had in class for domain and ranges of functions and then did additional problems similar to the ones she's had in class. She just needed to solidify her understanding, but she had a strong idea of how to do the problems coming in. If ever confused about the shape of a function, definitely keep plugging in numbers that are simple to know and don't forget the importance of the roots of the equation when dealing with functions to a power."